Porto vs Everton
Club Friendlies – Algarve Football Cup
Date: Sunday, 22 July 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Do Algarve, Sao Joao da Venda.
Porto and Everton will close the second edition of the Algarve Football Cup on Sunday evening when they take on each other in a decisive match for the trophy. The tournament has a friendly character and both managers will primarily want to test their players and check potential formation shifts, but a result here would clearly raise the spirits for the winning side.
The Toffees start the preparations period with a demolishing 0-2 victory over the Austrian amateur side Irdning.
The new head coach Marco Silva used the strongest possible squad as the Merseyside team bagged as many as 22 goals on the occasions.
The Portuguese manager needed a stronger test to his side and he got it in the likes of League One outfit Bury who held Everton to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday evening.
Porto vs Everton: Head-to-head
The two teams met each other just once in the past.
The game was also of a friendly character and it saw a 1-1 draw exactly four years ago.
Porto vs Everton: Prediction
Porto made plenty of changes to their squad in between two seasons, but they managed to keep the core of the team which won the Primeira Liga title last term.
We primarily mean on a deadly attacking duo Vincent Aboubakar and Moussa Marega who were both in action in the off-season 2-1 loss to Vitoria Guimaraes on Tuesday. It was the first pre-season friendly for the Portuguese champions.
There are no doubts we are in for a highly competitive affair between these two likes on Sunday evening.
We’d not be surprised to see the same 1-1 scoreline in the second head to head clash between Porto and Everton as it is really hard to separate the two teams at this stage of the pre-season.
Anyhow, we don’t expect a high-scoring affair which is why the Under 2.5 goals FT looks like a genuine solution here. Braver punters can chase the draw.
Porto vs Everton: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals full-time goals.
A full-time Draw.